After years of wondering what to do to make our back porch more useful, we decided to have it screened in with a half wall. This made the inside space much more appealing, so time to decorate!
We found the rug first, and thought it would be a great color scheme, and I am partial to red for exterior accents. What else are you going to do with a white brick house?
The antique camp cot trundle bed came from a local antique store. It was in rough shape, so we gave it new life with a coat of black paint. I made the quilt and matching pillows to coordinate with the daybed.
The old-fashioned camping print and daisies sucked me in years ago and have been patiently waiting in my stash for an outdoor space in need.
The decals came from the Isle of Guernsey via eBay, salvaged from a now-defunct factory.
The mailbox was salvaged from the old family farm in Star, Idaho. It still has dad’s name on the top– I love that! It’s also big enough to double as an accent table.
IKEA to the rescue, with this darling red bistro set. You can never have too many places to sit. We occasionally even eaten breakfast out here.
The yellow ceramic garden stool certainly gets a lot of use. You may even recognize it from our Modern Herringbone Quilt pattern cover!
The newly-painted green floor is perfect with the white and very traditional. This is the door leading down the stairs to the backyard. The white corner cabinet keeps blankets and dishes handy and clean.
Here’s the view from the doorway, looking into the backyard. You’ll notice more geranium red accents.
Although this was a budget makeover, it is now one of my favorite rooms in the house. Outdoor curtains from Pottery Barn block the sun in the evening and complete the look. Don’t you just want to curl up with a book and a glass of lemonade?